About Me

When I was growing up, I was told I looked like Doris from Fame:


Then later on in life, Alanis:


Apparently, I now look like the Pancake Parlour Lady.  Lovely:


I’m a newly-vegan (March 2012) geek living in Melbourne, Australia with my husband (Husband…), my nine year old son Arthur and my six year old daughter DeeW.  I’m of Greek descent and a lot of the Greek meals I cook were learned by sitting around the kitchen tables of my grandparents and just watching and helping out.  Of course, I’m now vegan so I have the additional task of veganising everything but it’s a challenge I love. I love to cook and experiment so I’ll document my many successes and even more flops.  So many flops… *cough*

I also like to feature vegan meals I’ve eaten when out and about and because I’m the sort of person who loves looking at ‘everyday life’ kinds of photos on other blogs, I’ll add in that kind of stuff too.  You know, like the sorts of police cars and rubbish bins we have in Melbourne…

I have a love of vintage and retro stuff in general and you’ll often find me taking photos in op shops.

I’m perfectly aware that the overwhelming majority of my food photos are the sorts that get used in examples of “what not to do”, “bad styling” and “photos to make you spew”.  But hey, it’s real life, right?

Thanks for visiting!

28 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Hi there, I’m a new vegan living in Melbourne too. Also trying to convert my husband and have nearly convinced my 5 year old daughter. I look forward to reading your blog!

  2. Hi There, this is Gulden from VegFusion. I just decided to check your blog after you left a comment on mine (about tagine, remember?) as the name suggests some Greekness and I was right! I am originally from Turkey and I have a thing for Greek food and would love to exchange notes at some stage if that’s OK with you.
    All the best and happy MoFo 🙂

    • I love Turkish food too 🙂 My grandparents spoke Turkish as well as Greek, and I grew up learning how to make Turkish coffee 🙂 I’ve been very slack with veganising Greek recipes which is why I started the blog 😛

  3. Please say “Kalimera” for me which is a hybrid word Turks and Greeks use; kalimera and merhaba put together 🙂 I’ve been meaning to come back here and say merhaba or kalimera or together for a long time but VeganMoFo was tiring and right after that I had visitors. Oh well, today is the day, at least 🙂
    Hey, I’m subscribed to your blog and if you ever do any Greek recipes I will be the first one to go “wow” and those recipes wil be very appreciated I can tell you 🙂

  4. Hey there! I just discovered your blog and have been enjoying going through your posts. I’m vegan too. My husband and I made the transition two years ago. It’s the best thing we’ve ever done – we love it! It’s a pleasure to e-meet you! Celeste 🙂

  5. Hi Veganopolous!! What a cute intro. You won one of the cookbooklettes from the giveaway on my blog, Vegan Eats & Treats. Send me your mailing address and I will send it to you! Thanks for reading my blog. 🙂

  6. Hi! I have been meaning to let you know that I have left comments in lots of your blog posts in the last few weeks that haven’t appeared. Maybe I’m showing up as spam?

    I also thought I’d share the quiche recipe, since I didn’t really, on my blog. The custard calls for 400grams of silken tofu – I used about a tablespoon less than a 500gram block. 1/4 cup fresh parsley. 1/2 cup nutritional yeast – I used chickpea flour instead. 1 Tbsp corn flour. 3/4 tsp turmeric. 1/2 tsp salt – I used black salt. Pepper, to taste. And 3 Tbsp nondairy milk. Blend it all up till smooth, and then pour into a crust over your filling. Bake at 200 for 30 to 40 minutes and then cool for 20 to 30.

    • Whoops I just checked the spam comments and yours were in there, yikes! I never check the spam comments because it’s always full of spam and never regular comments. Thanks for letting me know, and for the recipe!

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  8. I’m really glad I met you on the Vegan Roast Masterclass as now I’ve found your fabulous blog! Have you received the recipes from the roast class yet? I haven’t unfortunately, but I’m keen to recreate our fabulous tofurkey for my extended family (doubt it will turn out as purdy as Tina Turkey, tho!). Liane

    • Hello! It was great to meet you though when I went home I told my family that I was slacking off while others did the cooking 😛 Nope I haven’t received the recipes yet!

  9. My partner and I have just spent the past hour of this cold wintery night delighting in your blog! You mention so many of our favourites and lots of new ones and I love love your op shop updates. And contrary to what you say your stylings gorgeous – with lots of beautiful hand selected pieces. Love your blog! thanks. Are you on twitter ?

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